Year 7 Spanish
Summer Writing Assessment
Notes for teachers
1) There is just one writing assessment. The plan is that it can be completed in one lesson, the same lesson that students do
the speaking assessment (speaking lasts 1 ½ minute max per student)
2) It will be done on paper (or ex books, not on the sheets, although class teacher may want copies for students to have in
front of them.
3) Differentiation is clearly by outcome but is built in also to the progressive format of the test i.e.Students in lower sets may
spend the majority of time on tasks 1 and 2 and then just manage 1 or 2 phrases for task 3 – this is what we would expect if
you look at the NC writing levels below.
4) We will award NC levels (including half levels) according to the criteria below
5) With top sets, stress the 100 words maximum word limit and make it clear that they could show level 5 within 100 words
and how this is done i.e. Use of 2 tenses, use of longer sentences with opinion and reason, and use of other persons of the
verb e.g. A mi amiga le gustan las matemáticas. We need to be very clear what is required for the higher levels.
6) The level itself (e.g.3.5 can be entered directly on to the year 7 excel marksheet)
7) It would be very useful to photocopy a sample of your class speaking assessments – e.g. 3 showing a variety of
achievement levels. These could be used by teachers and with students next year.
New NC
Level
Description: writing levels
Level 2
Pupils write one or two short sentences, following a model, and fill in the words on a simple form. They label items and
write familiar short phrases correctly. When they write familiar words from memory, their spelling may be approximate.
Level 3
Pupils write a few short sentences, with support, using expressions that they have already learnt. They express personal
responses. They write short phrases from memory and their spelling is readily understandable.
Level 4
Pupils write short texts on familiar topics, adapting language that they have already learnt. They draw largely on
memorised language. They begin to use their knowledge of grammar to adapt and substitute individual words and set
phrases.
Level 5
Pupils write short texts on a range of familiar topics, using simple sentences. They refer to recent experiences or future
plans, as well as to everyday activities. Although there may be some mistakes, the meaning can be understood with little
or no difficulty.
la educación
física
me gusta
aburridos
las
matemáticas
a veces
nunca
normalmente
también
las ciencias
me gustan
pero
el inglés
interesantes
aburridos
bueno
es
siempre
fácil
la tecnología
fáciles
la geografía
el español
son
y
porque
aburridas
relajante
odio
no
me gusta
mucho
la música
me encanta
Year 7 Spanish Summer Writing Assessment
1. Selecting from the words below,
write the following sentences in
Spanish:
a. I like geography because it’s easy.
b. I like English but I don’t like technology.
2. Now write 3 sentences of your own using
only words from the grid below. NB: you
may change the ending of the adjective if
you need to.
c.
d.
e.
3. Now write a short text about your school. (maximum 100 words) Try to write it as a
letter or email to a Spanish friend. You might want to give these details:
• the name of your school
• a short description of it
• the times of the school day
• details about your timetable (e.g. What subjects you have on a particular day)
• the subjects you study and when
• your opinions about your subjects and your reasons why
• your favourite subject and teacher and why
• what one of your friend’s likes and why
• your plans for next week in school (e.g. shat subjects you will have, what clubs
you will go to, or even what you will do after school)
NB: you do not have to include all the details above, just write what you are sure of.
If you find it difficult to think about writing a letter, start by writing down individual sentences that
you know in Spanish about your school and school subjects. You could do this like a mind map or
spider diagram:
My school is called...
It has....teachers and ..
My school
It is very big and ......
It is in......
Year 7 Spanish Summer Writing Assessment
1. Selecting from the words below, write the following sentences
in Spanish:
a. I like geography because it’s easy.
b. I like English but I don’t like technology.
2. Now write 3 sentences of your own using only words from the
grid below. NB: you may change the ending of the adjective if you
need to.
c.
d.
e.
3. Now write a short text about your school. (maximum 100
words) Try to write it as a letter or email to a Spanish friend. You
might want to give these details:
• the name of your school
• a short description of it
• the times of the school day
• details about your timetable (e.g. What subjects you
have on a particular day)
• the subjects you study and when
• your opinions about your subjects and your reasons
why
• your favourite subject and teacher and why
• what one of your friend’s likes and why
• your plans for next week in school (e.g. shat subjects
you will have, what clubs you will go to, or even what
you will do after school)
NB: you do not have to include all the details above, just write
what you are sure of.
If you find it difficult to think about writing a letter, start by writing
down individual sentences that you know in Spanish about your
school and school subjects. You could do this like a mind map or
spider diagram:
My school is called...
It has....teachers and ..
My school
It is very big and ......
It is in......